From Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Boat Trip with Live Guide
- Duration options: 4 - 6 hours
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The trip was in a beautifully restored fishing boat - a picture perfect way to spend several hours exploring the other islands. Watching glass blowing on Murano was fascinating, but you do need to be strong to resist the underlying pressure to spend money in the shop afterwards. Burano with its colourful houses was simply stunning and Torcello was so peaceful, it seemed to offer the perfect escape from the pressures of our busy lives. Our guide was charming and unobtrusive - I would definitely recommend this as a great way of exploring the smaller islands.
We had a fantastic guide! She was there early and planned to spend longer than 2 hours with us. She grabbed us a water taxi and took us to Murano Island where we had a private tour of the facility. Afterwards our guide walked us around the island giving us a bit of the history. She gave us plenty of leisure time as well and just asked us to let her know when we wanted a water taxi back. We had a great experience!
Silvia was knowledgeable, engaging and pleasant. She shared a great deal of historical information. Additionally, it was apparent that she has fostered great working relationships with transporters and venders. We enjoyed the experience very much. We appreciated the confirmation call regarding pick-up location the day before.
Selina was a very special guide. She was informative, patient, very good English and so attentive to us. The boat was great. We loved every minute. This trip helped us to understand and appreciate these islands and their importance to Venice.